John Lorito is a partner in the Toronto office, where he is head of the Tax Group and serves on the Management Committee. He conducts a general income tax practice with particular emphasis in the areas of corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, REITs and international tax planning. He has advised extensively on tax issues relating to non-resident investment in Canada, including investments in Canadian real estate and has acted as counsel on federal and provincial income tax appeals before the Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario Court (General Division). John is recognized for tax law in The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Canada, The Legal 500 Canada, and The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, among others. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Tax Foundation, American Bar Association and International Fiscal Association. He is a former member of the CICA/CBA Joint Committee on Taxation and the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Tax Panel. John has also written and spoken extensively on numerous topics.